Time to train for Jurassic challenge

Local cyclists from the Exe, Sid and Axe Valleys braved the cold but really enjoyed the sunshine as they cycled and posed for photographs that will be used to help promote a new cycle event in East Devon.

The Wiggle Jurassic Classic is attracting cyclists from far and wide and offers two routes that will interest both the very keen club riders and also a shorter, but still challenging route that is ideal for those wanting start or get back to cycling and to set a specific goal to achieve.

The Prostate Cancer Charity is encouraging people to sign up for the ride that starts and finishes at Exmouth Rugby Club, where an event village will provide a party like atmosphere for riders as they cross the finish line.

Local cyclist Alistair Cope from Seaton, who used to live in Exmouth, said “I’m really excited that East Devon is the setting for this new event and cycle ride. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and these two routes really showcase not only the Jurassic Coast but also the countryside.”

Alistair continued, “The Challenge route is 100 kilometres long and is just perfect to set as a summer target and measure of fitness. There is plenty of time to get out that bike from the shed, give it a good dusting down and start pedalling.”

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The 100 mile Sportive route will attract cyclists already competing on the circuit and goes through Exmouth (start/finish), Budleigh Salterton, Otterton, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Axminster, Stockland, Honiton, Gittisham, Ottery St Mary, Talaton, Clyst Hydon, Plymtree, Cullompton, Broadclyst, Clyst Honiton, Aylesbeare and Woodbury Common.

?The Wiggle Jurassic Classic is on Sunday, July 8, 2012.

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More information about the rides and the event can be found at www.jurassic-classic.org.uk or give Alistair a call on Seaton 01297 625 375.

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